Former Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh, has hailed the national U20 team after they emerged champions of the 2015 Super 6 tournament.
The Flying Eagles have beaten Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars, former African champions, Enyimba, and CAF Confederations Cup contenders, Dolphins and Warri Wolves in their opening four games to secure an unassailable 12 points.
Friday’s 4-1 win over Federations Cup runners-up, Dolphins, and the Dream Team’s 1-1 draw against Enyimba meant the Nigerian U20’s are winners of the 2015 Super 6 tournament with a game to spare.
And Obuh, who was coach of the team in 2011 and 2013 believes the Flying Eagles have done well and deserve a huge commendation.
“We have to congratulate them because they have done well and they deserve our commendation. They have outplayed all the teams in this tournament and have beaten all of them in the process.
“I’m very happy for them and excited as well because I think we have a very good team that is looking likely to win the U20 World Cup for the first time for Nigeria.
“The coaches have done well in assembling these boys because the way they play shows purpose and direction and hopefully they will do well at the Africa Youth Championship in Senegal,” Obuh told SL10.ng.
The Flying Eagles will play their U23 counterparts in the last game of the tournament on Sunday.